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Endemic and Invasive Pests and Diseases Panel Members

How the Panels help

The SI Panels help


1. Create vision, 2. Identify themes & priorities, 3. Input to Strategic Plan, 4. Hold meetings, 5. Operate a think tank, 6. Help build capacity, 7. Input to staffing needs, and 8. Manage grants


1. Collate stories & highlights, 2. Develop materials (white papers, etc.), 3. Foster debate


1. Represent UC ANR and the SI, 2. Engage stakeholders and government, 3. Raise awareness, 4.Represent on Program Council

Initiative Leader

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Dr Jim Farrar
Title: Director, Statewide IPM Program
Specialty: IPM, integrated pest management, plant pathology, vegetable diseases, fungi
Phone: 530-750-1249
Email: jjfarrar@ucanr.edu

Panel Members

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Thomas Getts
Title: Weed Ecology & Cropping Systems Advisor
Specialty: Weed control in wildlands, rangelands, and the forage-based cropping systems of the intermountain region.
Phone: 530-251-2650
Email: tjgetts@ucanr.edu
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Sarah Light
Title: Agronomy Farm Advisor
Specialty: Alfalfa/Hay, Beans, Wheat, Corn, Sorghum, Sunflower, Safflower, Hemp, Soil Health, Cover Crops, Agronomy, Annual Cropping Systems in the Sacramento Valley.
Phone: (530) 822-7515
Email: selight@ucanr.edu
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Alda F. Pires
Title: Associate Specialist in Cooperative Extension & Associate Agronomist in AES
Specialty: Urban Agriculture and Food Safety, Veterinary Epidemiology,
Phone: (530) 754-9855
Email: apires@ucdavis.edu
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Dr Andrew Mason Sutherland BCE
Title: Integrated Pest Management Advisor
Specialty: urban IPM of arthropods
Phone: 510-670-5624
Email: amsutherland@ucanr.edu
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Florent P Trouillas
Title: Associate Cooperative Extension Specialist
Specialty: Fruit and Nut Crops, Plant Pathology
Phone: 559-646-6566
Email: flotrouillas@ucanr.edu
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Thomas Turini
Title: Vegetable Crops Advisor
Specialty: Vegetable crops production with emphasis in plant disease management and activities in entomology and nutrient management.
Notes: Shipping address for all materials and supplies related to field studies: University of California West Side Research and Extension Center 17353 W. Oakland Ave Five Points, CA 93624-0158
Phone: 559-375-3147
Email: taturini@ucanr.edu
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Dr Andreas Westphal
Title: UC Riverside Professor of Cooperative Extension Nematology
Specialty: Applied Nematology in perennial crops including walnut, almond, pistachio, grape and citrus
Phone: 559-646-6555
Email: andreasw@ucr.edu